DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUTDOOR PROFESSIONALS
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is committed to providing cutting edge instruction.
We have partnered with industry leaders to offer the best in Mountain Guide Training, Wilderness Medicine, Avalanche Education, Adventure Facilitation, and Search and Rescue.
Our course schedule is coming soon but if you have more than 5 people, call us to schedule a private course.
Courses We Offer
Climbing Wall Instructor Course(CWI):
What You’ll Learn: The course emphasizes the presentation of sound fundamental skills to climbing gym participants, the formation of risk assessment and risk management skills and basic problem-solving skills such as belay transitions and on-wall coaching and assistance techniques. Participants are assessed on both their core knowledge and their ability to effectively teach and coach related skills. Depending on performance, participants will earn 1 of the following certification levels.
Length: ~20 Hours
Prereq: 5.8 climbing ability, owns personal climbing equipment, comfortable belaying with both aperture and assisted braking devices
Cert: 3 years
Recert: 1-day refresher or obtain a higher level of certification
Top Rope Climbing Instructor Course (TRCI)
What You’ll Learn:
Length: ~30 Hours, 3 day course with optional 1 day exam
- Currently at least 18 years of age.
- Shows an adequate level of experience (regular climbing for 2-3 years, high-intensity climbing in the last few months). These skills may be assessed at the start of the course.
- Lead climbing experience recommended.
- Possesses personal equipment necessary for course.
- Capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 terrain while on a top rope.
Exam Cert: 3 years
Recert: 12 hour refresher
Top Managed Climbing Instructor Module
Length: 1 day (10 hour) module in addition to TRCI
Single Pitch Climbing Instructor Module
Length: 2 day module in addition to TMCI and assessment of traditional leading ability (comfortably lead 5.6)